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Sunday, October 4, 2015

PopDavid Bowie, Five Years: 1969-1973 (Rhino; 12 CD; 13 LP; Download). Call me naïve, but I genuinely believe the world would be a better place if this Bowie box became the central text for a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Metal Iron Maiden "The Book of Souls" [BMG] 4 stars How does a band revered by millions for its ability to marry heavy metal to progressive rock ambition and punk rock urgency keep the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hip-Hop Drake & Future "What A Time to Be Alive" [Cash Money] 1 star When word leaked that Drake and Future would be teaming for a mix tape, the internet broke. Ok, it didn’t really... Read More

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

PopJohnny MathisThe Singles[Columbia/Legacy]Three starsThe nastiest and worst traffic jam I’ve ever experienced in my life was after reviewing a 1970’s Johnny Mathis appearance at... Read More

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ClassicalRenee FlemingThe Emerson String QuartetMusic by Berg and Wellesz[Decca Universal]Two starsThe good news: It’s Renee Fleming, with the Emerson String Quartet. And the CD comes in... Read More

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hip-HopBlackalicious, Imani Vol. 1 (Black Mines). With the likes of Kendrick Lamar crafting headstrong, musically inventive and intellectually sound hip-hop masterpieces like “To Pimp A... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ryan Adams' track-by-track interpretation of Taylor Swift’s most recent album, “1989” is supposed to offer proof positive that Swift is a great songwriter. Why? Because Adams is clever and... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Classical Yo-Yo Ma, cello Kathryn Stott, piano "Songs From the Arc of Life" [Sony Classical] 3.5 stars (out of four) The premise of this disc is irresistible. “A life is an arc of... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rock Keith Richards "Crosseyed Heart" [Universal] 3.5 stars (out of four) There’s no reason this thing should be as good as it is. Keith Richards has nothing left to prove to anyone,... Read More

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

JazzMostly Other People Do The KillingMauch Chunk[Hot Cup]Three starsWhen Bruce Eaton began to coordinate the indispensable Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Gallery, he was known to take... Read More

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